The Alt.Country Club 33: Thirty Three and a Third

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  1. mdrake34

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    This is extremely my ****.

     
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    LordByron The Dude abides! Supporting Member

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    Probably my favorite EC song. Don't dig this guy's (forgive me) yacht rock tone and phrasing. I will, however, happily use this to help figure out why my rendition of the song is so horrendously wrong. :p
     
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    It's one of my favorites. When a girlfriend in college broke up with me, I listened to it and just lost it. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is damn near a perfect album, except, well, the horrible tone.
     
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    That was some Weather Channel (TM) level sh!t right there.
     
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    Big fan of his youtube channel and lessons in general (all free) - this is not one that would grab me. He puts out a ton of content there are bound to be winners and losers. I guess what I 'm saying is don't sleep on some of the other much better lessons he has put out. His style does tend to be very inside/diatonic - could use a little more attitude/greasiness. Overall I give him a big thumbs up for free guitar content. ;)
     
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    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too. Silver Supporting Member

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    ^^^ story checks out.
     
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    A lot of his lessons are "Hendrix double stop licks on (insert song)." I love that style of rhythm playing.
     
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    Yeah, but then I'd have to watch the whole thing. I did see some clips and it sounds real good.

    I saw Dead and Co. a few years ago, and while I liked it, it's lacks a certain "magic" that I used to get from seeing The Grateful Dead back in the olden days. (Even when sober, BTW) And the tempos are soooooooo slooooooooow...
     
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    They are indeed.
     
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    Eric's a good dude, local to this area. His original music is very cool & worth checking out. Not trying to call anyone out here, just sayin' sometimes you gotta smooth off some edges & present things differently when you're making teaching material.
     
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    My AC50 told me to say you CAN have your cake and eat it, too...
     
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    Listed the bassbreaker for sale locally. Still waiting for Friedman-money to come in via referral fee (settlement has to be approved by the court as it involves a minor).
     
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    Everytime my mom has on Weather Channel when we're there they're playing the original studio version of In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. Based on that I think I'd take weather channel tone.
     
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    Lately when I play electric I bring a Strat and the G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carvetop with 'buckers. I don't really change anything that I can think of when I switch guitars.

    I used to carry my Epi Riviera and a Tele. I started using a comp to boost up the Tele a little.

    And there are times I just being the Esquire and don't worry about anything else.
     
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    Yes and no, maybe? To get parts that are as similar as possible to the originals pretty much requires at least a semi-boutique approach these days. Maybe the transformers are the exception, and resistors are resistors, but caps and pots are sort of critical.

    Pots for example have shockingly poor consistency, like +/- 10% from the stated rating, so at the very least someone has to test all the components to get the expected interactions at the expected settings.
     
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    Guess my Timmy just went up in value again :hide
     
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    I can remember reading about how RS Guitarworks tests and sorts pots and thinking "pffft." Then I tested the ones in my inventory and they were all over the place.

    A 500K pot can read 455K and still pass. A 300K pot can read 330K and still pass. So there's a chance that you rip out your 300K pots to put in 500K's and wind up only going from 330K to 455K and still be "within spec."
     
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    Explain.
     
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    New flat acquired. In Shepherd's Bush. My landlord was in Gene Loves Jezebel. Yeah, me neither. Never heard their music but heard of them. A real rock n' roll eccentric but good bloke.

    So that's a big relief. 6 months in Nashville and six in London suits me for now. Would rather be in London all the time but still working out the visa thing.
     

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